Wash the chicken and soak it in a bowl with 2 teaspoons of salt added to 2 cups of water. Drain. Preheat oven to 400 F. Mix together all of the ingredients except the chicken to make the sauce. Place the chicken pieces in a baking dish. Bake on the lowest rack of the oven for 25 minutes. Remove the liquid from th bottom of the pan, and brush the barbecue sauce over the chicken. Return the chicken to the oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes longer or until tender (it will be done when the leg feels soft when mashed).